THE GRIEVING mother of a 24-year-old crash victim from Haughley has found comfort in the actions of her friends, who have memorialised her with matching tattoos.
Shaye Farr, a former Bacton Middle and Stowupland High School student, was on foot – 200 yards from her Sheffield home – when, at around 10.15pm last Saturday, she was in collision with a car. She died from multiple injuries.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
Speaking from her home in St Mary’s Avenue, Tracey Holme described the ordeal of formally identifying her ‘little bear cub’.
“The worst thing I have done, and possibly a mum could do in their life, is identify her child – it was just devastating,” she said.
Shaye’s death came six months after that of her grandfather, Michael Lambert, who she will be buried next to at Bacton Church on Wednesday. All are welcome to the funeral at 2pm.
“I was just starting to come to terms with losing my dad and then to find out my daughter was taken as well – I just can’t get my head around that she’s had her life taken away so young,” said Mrs Holme.
Shaye, an Abundant Life Church volunteer, leaves behind siblings Stacey, Sapphire and Bret, niece Lillianna and step-father Nick Holme.
Mr Holme said: “I loved her as if she was my own.”
Shaye had an ‘I’m loved’ tattoo on her wrist and now six of her friends have copied this so her memory lives on.